Kevin Gates News

 
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: See Chevy Woods & Kevin Gates Live For "By Any Means" Tour
    As we announced back in May, Taylor Gang x Bread Winners Association are teaming up for a joint tour with Chevy Woods and Kevin Gates, named after the latter's mixtape, By Any Means. We're excited to be able to giveaway tickets for the tour, which officially kicks off tomorrow, July 15th, in Houston, Texas and run
  • Cover of Review: B.o.B.'s "No Genre 2"
    B.o.B. is one of those artist that currently stands in a grey area: he's attained mainstream success thanks to catchy tunes, but he's also a seasoned rapper, and finds himself balancing between full-out pop music and more hardened hip-hop. So who are his main fans, the picky hip-hop heads or the avid radio listeners?
  • Cover of Kevin Gates Comments On Game's XXL Freshmen Diss
    As always, this year's XXL Freshmen class was quite a talking point. While much was said about the cover, both positive and negative, one of the most blatant critiques of the class came from Comton rapper Game.
  • Cover of XXL Freshmen Tour: NYC (Gallery)
    Monday night at the Best Buy theater in NYC, 9 of the 12 XXL Freshmen took the stage for a very special performance.
  • Cover of Chevy Woods & Kevin Gates Announce "By Any Means" Tour
    This summer’s long list of concerts just got a little longer. On Wednesday evening, Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods announced that he and new XXL Freshmen Kevin Gates will be hitting the road together for the “By Any Means” Tour.
  • Cover of Quick5: Lil Bibby Talks XXL Freshmen & Upcoming Collaborations
    We're cutting right to the chase in our new interview series, Quick5. The concept is simple-- we'll be asking some of your favorite artists 5 quick questions that are on our minds, and get a full update in about a minute's time.
  • Cover of Kevin Gates Talks On Prison Life, Tattoos & The Time He Got A Brick With Elvis' Face On It
    Kevin Gates recently dropped off By Any Means, a free album that was also available on iTunes and managed to debut at #17 on the Billboard 200. Gates is very open in his lyrics, and so if you are a fan you probably know quite a bit about his personal life just from listening to his music.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 30
    After Charts Don't Lie took a hiatus last week, we are back again this week just in time to highlight three important debuts on the Billboard 200. YG's My Krazy Life, Kevin Gates' By Any Means and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Pinata.
  • Cover of Review: Kevin Gates' "By Any Means"
    March has been a damn good month for Baton Rouge hip-hop, and for fans of the genre as a whole. The release of Kevin Gates' highly anticipated mixtape By Any Means comes just weeks after southern icon and fellow Louisiana native Boosie was released from prison.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 8- March 14
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Kevin Gates Reportedly Arrested For Probation Violation
    According to sources close to XXL, Kevin Gates was arrested for a probation violation in Louisiana last night. reports indicate that the arrest was made after Gates attempted to travel without proper permissions.
  • Cover of Stream Starlito's "Fried Turkey" In Its Entirety
    Starlito just released the very underrated Step Brothers 2 project with his pal Don Trip last month, but he's already back with a new full length. Fried Turkey finds the Nashville rapper taking on beats by Ryan Hemsworth, DJ BurnOne, Lil Keis and more.
  • Cover of Kevin Gates Going On "Stranger Than Fiction" Tour
    Kevin Gates released his debut album, Stranger Than Fiction, this past year along with his mixtape The Luca Brasi Story which got his name buzzing in more places than just his home of Baton Rouge. So Kevin will be taking his album on the road for a "Stranger Than Fiction" tour, kicking off in October.
  • Cover of Kevin Gates Talks Prison, Depression & Choosing Music Over Street Life
    Kevin Gates, a New Orleans, Baton Rouge native, had a tough time leaving the street life alone to focus completely on his music. It's a feat he seems to have finally accomplished though, but his troubled past is still well-documented in his lyrics.
  • Cover of Talking To Kevin Gates & The Featherstones On "Smiling Faces"
    Kevin Gates doesn't seem to do much talking, but he doesn't really need to when his music says it all. Kevin Gates is a rapper who comes from the streets of Baton Rouge, Lousiana, and chose to focus on his rap life instead of the streets.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: July 13-19
    This week's Underrated Audio gathers four tracks of varying kinds for your listening pleasure. Both Kevin Gates and Ace Hood dropped albums this past week, and while Ace Hood's Trials & Tribulations was undoubtedly made for the mainstream, Kevin Gates' project took a somewhat experimental approach to rap.
  • Cover of Full Album Stream For Kevin Gates' "Stranger Than Fiction"
    Baton Rouge native Kevin Gates released his new album today, Stranger Than Fiction. Yesterday we heard his Juicy J collaboration "Thinking With My Dick," and today there's a full album stream available.
  • Cover of Kevin Gates Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "Stranger Than Fiction"
    Kevin Gates is on the rise. The Baton Rouge rapper has taken Boosie's place as the biggest rapper in the region, and has steadily been building hype around both his rugged lyricism and keen ear for melody.
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